The overpolished screenplay and overuse of directorial flourishes hamper the viewer’s enjoyment of what should have been a pretty straightforward caper-style crime film.
Will likely satisfy audiences who go in with appropriately established expectations because, for what it is, the film is solidly entertaining.
Although "Terms of Endearment" may be a passable way to spend a couple of hours, to label it as the Best Picture of 1983 (or any year) is a miscarriage.
An individual’s appreciation may rest on a previous love of the stage play; others are more likely to throw up a hairball than purr in contentment.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas, Colin Hanks, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner, Madison Iseman, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Awkwafina, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Rory McCann
Feels a little too much like a money grab and, although moderately entertaining on a popcorn level, there’s a sense of missed opportunity.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Thematic Elements, Profanity)
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates
Falls afoul of tonal inconsistencies which can be especially detrimental in a story with its roots so deeply embedded in an abhorrent historical episode.
If you liked "Zombieland," you’ll probably like "Zombieland: Double Tap," just not as much.
Can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a popcorn thriller or something with an existential bent, and isn't fully satisfying as either.
Combining the two movies, there’s a clear beginning and ending, and if the latter isn’t as strong or promising as the former, at least the entire story is told.
Although competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion, it fails to make a strong case for its raison d’être.